Serbian violin maker gains international reputation


Belgrade, Serbia - May 9, 2013
1. Wide shot of Sonja Novcic, violinist, playing on Popovic's violin
2. Medium shot of Sonja Novcic, violinist, playing on Popovic's violin
3. Close up shot of Sonja Novcic, violinist, playing on Popovic's violin
4. Wide shot of Sonja Novcic, violinist, playing on Popovic's violin
5. SOUNDBITE (Serbian), Sonja Novcic, violinist:
" I have never felt anything like this before. I usually play on different types of instruments which are made from different wood. First time I met Jovan I played on one of the instruments which he made long time ago, one of the first ones, and after that I never had the same feeling (when playing on other violins)."
6. Medium shot of Jovan Popovic trimming the wood
7. Close up shot of Jovan Popovic trimming the wood
8. Tilt shot from Popovic's face to the wood being trimmed
9. Close up shot of Popovic trimming the wood
10. Wide shot of Popovic trimming the wood
11. Medium shot of Popovic drawing the lines on the wood
12. Close up shot of the Popovic drawing the lines
13. Medium shot of Popovic knocking on the wood
14. Wide shot of Popovic putting the violin pieces together
15. Various shots of Popovic putting the violin pieces together
16. Various shots of Popovic trimming the violin parts
17. Medium shot of Popovic looking at the violin
18. Close up shot of the violin (in making) on the table
19. Medium shot of Popovic painting the violin
20. Close up shot of Popovic painting the violin
21. Pan shot of the violins places on pedestals
22. Close up shot of the different cutters and trimmers
23. Zoom out shot from Mona Lisa painting on the wall to the violins
24. SOUNDBITE (Serbian), Jovan Popovic, violin maker:
" She (the violin) really has the every right to stand on the highest pedestal as a work of art. The violin is the string instrument that can express the deepest and the most hidden feelings of the person who plays on it and of the person who created it. If I created this piece of art I am actually the parent to her."
25. Cutaway unfinished violin on the table with tools
26. SOUNDBITE (Serbian), Jovan Popovic, violin maker:
" Every time I use the trimmer (cutter) I take off layer by layer looking for the desired shape to get to the end, I always invest my energy and my spirituality into that wood which has its own energy. When violinist takes the violin and starts playing he gives then his own emotions, energy and spirituality. And then those two energies connect and in a split second we hear a tone in space which actually has its own life story."
27. Cutaway unfinished violin on the table with tools
28. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) Jovan Popovic, violin maker:" Every violin I made I had to try it out first. Her first speech or cry I head it first."
29. Close up shot of the painting on the wall ( woman holding violin)
30. SOUNDBITE (Serbian) Biljana Popovic, Jovan's wife:
" To me that was an instrument which I heard only when I went out in some bar or concert and I never thought how difficult, demanding and hard it is to make an instrument."
31. Close up shot of the violins
32. Close up of the book about violin making with the glasses on the book.
LEAD IN :
They call her the queen of instruments.
And even though violin is the smallest of all string instruments many say it deserves to be revered.
Experts say it one of the most complex instruments and very demanding to play and to make.
Now a Serbian violin maker is gaining an international reputation for the quality of his instruments.
STORYLINE:
Violinist Sonja Novcic is an accomplished musician.
But she doesn't not claim sole credit for the sweet sounds she creates.
Novcic says that the violin maker is partly responsible for the quality of the music.



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